First Known Use of take-up
Definition of take up
- took up a collection
- took up the life of a farmer
- plants taking up nutrients
- take up skiing
- took up the trumpet
- take up one problem at a time
- took up residence in town
- the meeting was taken up with old business
- take up the slack
- took me up on it
- we must take the good work up again
Examples of take up in a Sentence
please take up the blanket so I can look underneath it
the soil was so dry that the plant seemed to take up the much-needed water instantly
Recent Examples of take up from the Web
Tax cuts for the rich and America’s largest corporations take up so much space in the bill that there’s little room to help poor and middle-class families.
The Krasnodar passed through the English Channel and continued past France and Spain, where a Spanish patrol boat took up the escort.
Smith, who recently relocated to Los Angeles from her native Orcas Island, took up the Buchla just after graduating from Berklee College of Music and has evolved into one of its most important modern champions.
The lawsuit the North Carolina Supreme Court took up this week offers insight into the immigrant labor crucial to keep dance studios dotted across most U.S. cities humming.
The Slicers went on a 19-play, 76-yard drive that took up 9:57.
The batteries, which can be swapped out and updated as new technology is developed, would take up about 20 percent of maximum takeoff weight.
There’s a green screen that takes up my entire living room.
Those with the condition might want to think about taking up swimming: almost all other types of exercise, like running, dancing, or biking, have been reported to cause an allergic reaction, Castells explained, but not swimming.
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First Known Use of take up
take up Synonyms
Synonymsboost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, raise, up, uphold, uplift, upraise
Related Wordsascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Near Antonymsdescend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submerge
TAKE-UP Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of take up
- the rate at which the cells took up glucose
legal Definition of take up
- take up a motion
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